In the 1920s, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, immediately detected a supernatural being upon entering his new house in Scotland. He gathered eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary seance, and they have seven hours to contact the ghost and investigate any clues that it can provide to unlock an old mystery. Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit. In Mysterium, a reworking of the game system present in Tajemnicze Domostwo, one player takes the role of ghost while everyone else represents a medium. To solve the crime, the ghost must first recall (with the aid of the mediums) all of the suspects present on the night of the murder. A number of suspect, location and murder weapon cards are placed on the table, and the ghost randomly assigns one of each of these in secret to a medium. Each hour (i.e., game turn), the ghost hands one or more vision cards face up to each medium, refilling their hand to seven each time they share vision cards. These vision cards present dream like images to the mediums, with each medium first needing to deduce which suspect corresponds to the vision cards received. Once the ghost has handed cards to the final medium, they start a two-minute sandtimer. Once a medium has placed their token on a suspect, they may also place clairvoyancy tokens on the guesses made by other mediums to show whether they agree or disagree with those guesses. After time runs out, the ghost reveals to each medium whether the guesses were correct or not. Mediums who guessed correctly move on to guess the location of the crime (and then the murder weapon), while those who didn't keep their vision cards and receive new ones next hour corresponding to the same suspect. Once a medium has correctly guessed the suspect, location and weapon, they move their token to the epilogue board and receive one clairvoyancy point for each hour remaining on the clock. They can still use their remaining clairvoyancy tokens to score additional points. If one or more mediums fail to identify their proper suspect, location and weapon before the end of the seventh hour, then the ghost has failed and dissipates, leaving the mystery unsolved. If, however, they have all succeeded, then the ghost has recovered enough of its memory to identify the culprit. Mediums then group their suspect, location and weapon cards on the table and place a number by each group. The ghost then selects one group, places the matching culprit number face down on the epilogue board, picks three vision cards - one for the suspect, one for the location, and one for the weapon - then shuffles these cards. Players who have achieved few clairvoyancy points flip over one vision card at random, then secretly vote on which suspect they think is guilty; players with more points then flip over a second vision card and vote; then those with the most points see the final card and vote. If a majority of the mediums have identified the proper suspect, with ties being broken by the vote of the most clairvoyant medium, then the killer has been identified and the ghost can now rest peacefully. If not, well, perhaps you can try again...
For decades, Robert R. Fowler was a dominant force in Canadian foreign affairs. In one heart-stopping minute, all of that changed. On December 14, 2008, Fowler, acting as the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy to Niger, was kidnapped by Al Qaeda, becoming the highest-ranked UN official ever held captive. Along with his colleague Louis Guay, Fowler lived, slept, and ate with his captors for nearly five months, gaining rare first-hand insight into the motivations of the world's most feared terror group. Fowler's capture, release, and subsequent media appearances have helped shed new light on foreign policy and security issues as we enter the second decade of the "War on Terror." A Season in Hell is Fowler's compelling story of his captivity, told in his own words, but it is also a startlingly frank discussion about the state of a world redefined by clashing civilizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022768/bk_adbl_022768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fall in love at Castle Mountain Lodge! Eva Andrews would do anything for her best friend, even if it means dropping everything to plan a last minute wedding at Castle Mountain Lodge. Especially when the last thing she feels like doing is celebrating love now that she's sworn off men. And with Jeff Michaels, the rugged and all too good-looking ranch hand determined to get in her way, it won't be easy. Jeff's never wanted more than the life he has at the Lodge, but an exciting new job opportunity and the arrival of a beautiful - albeit frustrating - woman have him second-guessing everything. They know how to push each other's buttons, but their attraction is impossible to ignore. Castle Mountain Lodge is known for bringing couples together, but can Eva and Jeff can get out of their own way long enough to see what they could have - together? A sweet, contemporary romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Drake Ford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017031/bk_acx0_017031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mystery/road trip/buddy comedy/action adventure from the author of Second Hand Curses. A dance club full of bodies. Cause of death - a mystery. The lone survivor - a man, raving like a lunatic, wearing only a deerstalker hat. Now, the man who calls himself Sherman Holmes is being studied like a lab rat by a top-secret government agency. How is it he can be barely clinging to reality one minute - yet be a seeming genius the next? Within his brain might just be the greatest scientific breakthrough of the millennium, if anyone can figure out how to access it. Enter the agent code named Watson. Once a rising star, a deadly betrayal sent him spiraling into uncertainty and paranoia. Now saddled with moving Sherman to a more-secure facility, he must prove he’s still up to the task. With enemies on their heels, a whole country to cross, and Sherman ranting in his ear, the job proves to be more of a challenge than Watson ever anticipated. With Watson’s experience and the bizarre insights of his own twisted mind, Sherman just might survive. But can Watson survive Sherman? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Aiello, Carol Monda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000459/or_orig_000459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The lady Ranger came out of nowhere. One minute they were dragging the elk back to camp and the next minute there she was standing on the little ridge with her stupid dog. All she had to do was walk away. Her and that stupid dog. But she didn’t.They had hidden in the bushes. She should have walked right by them and not seen them, but no. The dog had to sniff them out. He had to start barking. She could have kept walking, but she must have sensed them because she pulled the gun out of her holster. They couldn’t let her find them or the cabin.The first rifle shot hit her in the thigh. There was no ballistic armor around her thigh. She went down hard and rolled down the ridge into the ravine. The dog tried to go after her, but the second bullet hit the dog right in the chest. The dog went down hard too. There was a lot of blood. They broke cover and rushed over to the edge of the ravine. The lady Ranger was trying to reach her pistol with one hand, and she was trying to key the mic on her shoulder with the other.When she saw them, she just froze. Blood was pumping out of her leg. A crimson fountain exploding with each heartbeat. She looked at them and began to plead with them to help her. She had tears in her eyes. They just looked at her. The lady Ranger started to shake. Her breathing got shallow. She seemed so helpless, just lying there in the ravine. The Teacher had taught them not to let anything they hunted suffer. They understood the kill shot. He raised up his rifle and without any hesitation or doubt shot her in the forehead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: M.P. Marchinuke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171277/bk_acx0_171277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book One: The Boy and His Deprivation (1909-1932): William Branham is one of the greatest healing evangelists in Church history. From the minute he was born, William Branham was set apart from the ordinary. Plagued by poverty and rejection, he became a nervous child. Unusual things kept happening to him, mystifying and spiritual things...but he did not start thinking about God until he was 14, when he nearly lost both legs in a shotgun accident. As he lay dying in a pool of blood, he saw a terrifying vision of hell - saw himself falling constantly deeper into that region of lost and drifting souls. He cried out to God for mercy and miraculously was given a second chance - a chance which later he almost failed to grasp. Book Two: The Young Man and His Desperation (1933-1946): As a young pastor, William Branham struggled to understand his peculiar life. Why was he the only minister in town who saw visions? When God first called him into nationwide evangelism in 1936, he refused, only to pay dearly for his mistake by losing his wife and daughter to tuberculosis. The visions continued. Ministers told him that these visions came from Satan. Desperation finally drove him to seek a supernatural being. The angel gave him a commission from God to take a gift of Divine healing to the peoples of the world. When William Branham questioned whether the people would believe an angel had really met him, the angel said he would be given two supernatural signs to prove his calling. Then they would have to believe. And believer they did!Book Three: The Man and His Commission (1946-1950): Soon after the angel visited William Branham and told him he was ordained to take a gift of healing to the peoples of the world, the first sign appeared - a physical reaction in his hand that happened only when he touched the hand of someone suffering from a germ-caused disease. Within two months of his commission, William Branham's extraordinary gift had gained n 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathy Strooh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176606/bk_acx0_176606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Financial expert Catey Hill shows moms how to spend less and save big in this savvy guide where each step is designed to take 30 minutes at most. Let's face it, kids are expensive - in 24 states, daycare actually costs more than in-state college tuition! And the older kids get, the more you will spend. Every mom could use more money. But who has hours to search for coupons just to save a few dollars? And sure, you know you should learn how to get the most of your 401k, but when will you possibly find the time? Luckily, financial expert Catey Hill has created smart, simple strategies to help you maximize your money in minimal time (yes, even your 401k). Drawing on extensive research and exclusive studies on the actual cost of raising a child at each age, she'll show you how to save in each area of your life, including practical tips on: Shopping second-hand vs. what to buy new and where Lowering your grocery bill (without coupons!) Building up a college fund Dealing with high interest credit card debt Saving on insurance Best of all, these tips are designed to be done in less than half an hour, and the few things that might take a little longer are broken down in 30-minute segments. Catey will even guide you through a one-time five-step process that will allow you to manage all your bills, keep an eye on the family budget, and build savings for that dream family vacation in just 30 minutes a week, so you can stress less and enjoy your life more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Catherine Winkel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004510/bk_hach_004510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are about to unlock the material that will hold you by the hand to ace your N10-007 exams and attain your CompTIA network+ certification! Certifications are everything in IT. Without the right certification, it may be very hard to work in specialized fields and in certain organizations that mainly hire people with certain certifications.For instance, without a CompTIA Network + certification, it can be very hard to climb up the ranks to be in charge of IT infrastructure covering configuring, troubleshooting, and managing networks.But as you well know, passing these certification exams is never a walk in the park.Part of getting the CompTIA Network + certification is passing the N10-007 exam, which some of those who’ve done the exam say is the hardest exam they’ve ever done! With a minimum pass mark of 77 percent, you cannot afford to not prepare adequately if you truly want to pass the exam. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to attempt the exam several times – some even end up giving up before they could pass! The exam is so tough that rumor (unconfirmed) has it that about 30 percent of those enrolling for the exam get the pass mark!I’m not saying this to scare you; I’m telling you this to get you to see the seriousness of preparing adequately for the exam.And that’s exactly where this book comes in; to help you prepare adequately – to leave no stone unturned.Whether it is your first attempt, the second, third, fourth, or even fifth attempt, you will find this book incredibly helpful in helping you to:Understand how to read and understand questions before you start answering – because getting one question wrong at the beginning may mean very many other questions will be wrong....Know the trick questions and words that may make you fail if you don’t spot them early.Pace yourself during the 90-minute exam to ensure you actually finish the exam on time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Borek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/192627/bk_acx0_192627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author and Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White knows firsthand that the magazine business is murder. Now she's brought back her smart and gutsy crime writer Bailey Weggins for a case set against the glossy pages of a celebrity rag where somebody is about to give Bailey's new boss a lethal deadline. Talk about rapid turnover-in a matter of days Bailey Weggins gets axed from one New York magazine and hired by another. Her new job at Buzz, a weekly filled with sizzling gossip, has Bailey covering celebrity crime, including the starlet who got caught stuffing Fendi purses down her pants and the aging hunk who shot his lover with a Magnum. And Bailey doesn't have to look far for her next story: she finds her boss, Mona Hodges, gasping her last breath after being bludgeoned with a blunt object. A raging tyrant, Mona made Buzz a top 'zine but racked up an impressive enemy list along the way. Everyone from a chubby singer she dubbed "Fat Chance" to a mail guy she once reamed out would be glad to see Mona six feet under. And Bailey Weggins intends to get the scoop on whodunit even though one of her closest friends is at the top of the suspect list. Now, with her strappy sandals in one hand and her cell phone in the other, Bailey's out hunting for clues everywhere from the mean streets of Brooklyn's Little Odessa to a posh company picnic in the Hamptons. In just about a New York minute she's got a crush on a sexy filmmaker-and some scary insight into her boss's murder. The first can give her the hot summer fling she's itching to have. The second can get her killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lea Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000398/bk_time_000398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.